Hyperlinks in Entourage

Hyperlinks in Entourage

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entourage I've been playing around with Entourage on my Mac for the last couple of days (in order to access my Email from Exchange while I am out of the office).

It turns out that there is a curious feature missing from Entourage... You can't highlight a word and then insert a hyperlink. (Don't ask me why, I have no idea ;)

There are two workarounds that I got from a tester in the MacBU:

Just type out your hyperlink (e.g. www.apple.com). When you send it, Entourage turns it into a hyperlink.

If you want to link some text to a website (e.g. here) it’s a bit more difficult. There is no “native” Entourage solution to do that. You can still do it however. You need to boot Word, create your email there, then go File | Send To | mail recipient (as HTML). This will create a email using the word doc, and this email can be as complex as you like (tables, multi-level bulleted lists, linked text, etc).

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  • You are a life saver!!!!!!!!

  • Wow. Thanks for posting this. I just spent 30 minutes trying to find this. It's so simple in Outlook (CTRL-K). This is the second most stupid thing I've encountered so far in the Office 2008 package for Mac. The first, of course, is that you can't use F2 as the keyboard shortcut to activate text editing in a cell on Excel for Mac:

    haltseven.wordpress.com/.../excel-for-mac-shortcuts-why-doesnt-f2-work

  • Thanks Muchly!!! I also just spent awhile trying to figure this out. Stupid Entourage - how could they leave that out??!!

  • Having just had the Halt7/Alex experience, I'd like to add my name to add my thanks, though not to Entourage for this ridiculous omission.

  • Thanks a lot for sharing this solution.  It worked great.  However, I couldn't send attachments in the same message.  Is there a way to solve this?

  • Wow!  Also, spent a lot of time monkeying with Entourage. This is great!!!

  • Thanks. It's a waste of time having this feature missing.

    A shame for Microsoft.

    Regards,

    Alfredo

  • Thank you! And thanks, wife, for trawling the Web for this solution. Silly Entourage.

  • Thank you thank you thank you thank you!

  • What a ridiculous over sight. They should be embarrassed. Thanks!!

  • Thank you so much for this information!  I've been on the Mac website and everywhere trying to find how to insert a hyperlink and now I know why I can't find it.   What a horrible oversight on this product.

  • This really is ridiculous! I have just spent ages thinking I am going mad! Thanks for the info.

  • I'm glad I don't have to waste anymore time knowing it's not native in entourage - ridiculous.  However, I can't get your second workaround to work, where the word is the hyperlink and no one actually has to see the bulky URL.  When I did tests, Entourage made the URL huge and ugly.  hmmm.

  • I am so surprised they have not fixed this yet!  I would think both Entourage and Word are written in the same language.  It is just a matter of including the native library.  From a coding perspective it is a cut & paste and just massaging the code some.

  • Entourage is outrageous. Thanks for the workaround, but that is still very limited -- once you get the email, yes there's the hyperlink, but you can't do ANYthing to the email. Can't edit it. Can't add an attachment.  Arrggggghhh.   Guess I'll have to resort to TinyURl

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